“There isn’t one particular vehicle that is being identified as the 20 millionth,” HMA Corporate Affairs and Communication Department Manager Ted Pratt told the Talladega Daily Home. “We are all collectively celebrating that production milestone today at all the plants.”
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama is one of four Honda plants nationwide.
Honda made vehicle No. 1, a Honda Accord, at the Honda of America Manufacturing’s Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio on Nov. 1, 1982. Since then the Marysville plant has produced 11.4 million vehicles. The East Liberty, Ohio, plant has produced 4.75 million since 1989 and since 2008 Honda Manufacturing of Indiana has produced 750,000 vehicles, Honda said.
The Alabama plant at Lincoln opened in 2001 and since then HMA associates have rolled out 3.1 million vehicles.
“We are deeply aware that our ability to reach this milestone results from the trust that 20 million customers have placed in our products, and we appreciate their support over the past three decades,” said Hidenobu Iwata, president and CEO of Honda of America Mfg. and head of Honda’s North American manufacturing. “We also value the commitment made by tens of thousands of associates at Honda and our hundreds of suppliers in the U.S. who build products of the highest quality for our customers.”